Apply - Farm Investor Pathway

The Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP) has launched a paper-based interim process for applying to the Business Investor Stream Farm Investor Pathway (FIP). The interim process uses the forms below. This process will be in place until technical changes to the MPNP Online system are complete.

Process overview

These steps briefly show the process for applying to the MPNP Farm Investor Pathway. Steps 1-3 relate to expressing your interest in applying, and steps 4-7 relate to submitting an application and meeting the terms required for nomination. For full details, download the Farm Investor Pathway Guidelines Kit.

Step 1: Explore and research farm business in Manitoba

  • Determine that you meet the minimum criteria of the Farm Investor Pathway.
  • Complete a Farm Investor Pathway Interest Guidelines Form.
  • You must meet the minimum eligibility requirements to continue to the next step.
    • Please pay close attention to adaptability, specifically relating to your practical farming skills, technical knowledge and experience in technological based farming practices that will transfer directly to Manitoba's current primary farm production industry. Your existing farm operation must be comparable to current Manitoba farming operations in terms of technology utilization, technological practices employed, scale, equipment utilized, production output, etc.

Step 2: Complete the Interest Guidelines and Farm Business Concept forms

  • Research your proposed farm business in Manitoba and explore the province.
  • Based on your research findings and your self-assessment of the FIP eligibility criteria, you may consider completing a Farm Business Concept Form.

Step 3: Submit your Interest Guidelines and Farm Business Concept forms to the MPNP

  • Once you have completed your farm business research and determined that you are eligible for the FIP, you can submit your forms by email to the MPNP. The following forms are required:
  • A response will be emailed to you. If you do not meet the minimum stream criteria requirements, your business concept will not be reviewed. Please note that the business concept is not an application to the MPNP.

Step 4: Submit your full application to the MPNP

  • If you have been sent a Letter of Advice to Apply (LAA) to the MPNP, you will receive an email with detailed instructions.
    • Your LAA may include a request for verification of your net worth and financial information by a designated third-party service provider.
  • Read and follow the Instructions and Document Checklist.
  • All provincial and federal forms are required.
  • Physical copies (hard copies) of supporting documents can be submitted by mail or in person.
  • All documents listed in the Instructions and Document Checklist and your net worth verification report must be submitted, and your application fee must be paid within 120 days of receiving your LAA for your application to be considered complete.

Step 5: Application assessment

  • Your complete application will be assessed by the MPNP. This may include an interview.
  • If your application meets all of the requirements of the MPNP, the MPNP will issue you a nomination certificate.
  • If you are approved for nomination, you will be instructed to sign a Deposit Agreement and send a deposit of CAD$75,000.

Step 6: Apply for permanent residence

  • Once nominated, you can apply to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) for permanent residence.
  • If your application is favourably assessed by IRCC, you will receive a permanent resident visa.

Step 7: Establish your farm business in Manitoba

  • Provide your new contact information to the MPNP within 30 days of your landing as a Permanent Resident.
  • MPNP Business Immigration Officers of the Immigration Programs Branch can assist you with information, feedback, and guidance.

For more details on the process and all of the steps, download the FIP Guidelines Kit.

Forms and documents

Ensure that you have downloaded the most recent version of each form.

Important: These forms are intended to be completed on a desktop or laptop computer. They may not display or function properly on a mobile device (phone or tablet). Visit to download the most recent version of Adobe Reader.

Some forms require a digital signature (digital ID). For more information on signing a PDF form with a digital ID, please visit The Business Investor Stream interim process forms and documents may be signed with a self-signed digital ID or a digital ID from a certificate authority.

Manitoba forms (Steps 1-3)

Document Name (click to download)SizeLast Updated
Farm Investor Pathway Guidelines Kit1.5 MB12-2023
Farm Investor Pathway Interest Guidelines Form1.5 MB12-2018
Farm Investor Pathway Farm Business Concept Form1.5 MB06-2018
Manitoba Code of Conduct for Immigration Representatives500 KB06-2023

Manitoba application forms (Step 4)

Document Name (click to download)SizeLast Updated
Business Investor Stream Fee Payment Form1 MB02-2020
Business Investor Stream Information Release Form1 MB06-2023
Business Investor Stream Consent to Indirect Collection and Disclosure of Personal Information750 KB06-2023
Farm Investor Pathway General Application Form1 MB05-2018
Farm Investor Pathway Declaration of Intent Form1 MB05-2018

Federal immigration forms (Step 4)

See the Farm Investor Pathway Guidelines Kit for more information. Please submit the completed federal immigration forms with your MPNP Farm Investor Stream application (You can right click on the form and click on "Save or Save link as" to save the form in your computer. You must use the most recent version of Acrobat Reader and enable all features to open the from).

Document Name (click to download)SizeLast Updated
Generic Application Form for Canada700 KB12-2023
Additional Dependents/Declaration (if applicable)600 KB12-2023
Schedule A - Background/Declaration (applicable for applicant, spouse and dependent child aged 18 years or older)2.3 MB12-2023
Additional Family Information (applicable for applicant, spouse and
dependent child aged 18 years or older)
1.8 MB12-2023
Schedule 4: Economic Classes: Provincial Nominees2.2 MB12-2023
Schedule 4A: Economic Classes: Provincial Nominees - Business Nominees1.8 MB12-2023
Supplementary Information – Your Travels1.8 MB12-2023

Verification of net worth and source of funds

Applicants are required to submit a complete verification of net worth and source of funds report issued by one of Manitoba's designated third-party verifiers with their completed application forms and documents.

The designated third-party verifiers for the MPNP are:

Grant Thornton LLP
94 Commerce Drive
Winnipeg, MB R3P 0Z3

Phone: +1-204-272-4738

242 Hargrave Street, Suite 1200
Winnipeg, MB R3C 0T8

Phone: +1-204-927-2934
Fax: +1-204-783-8329
Toll Free: 1-877-500-0795